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Proper nutrition provides athletes with the energy, nutrients and hydration they need to progress in their training and perform optimally. In addition to following a healthy diet, athletes must pay particular attention to gaining muscle and losing fat, which together improve athletic performance. To power workouts and games, and to ensure a strong recovery, elite athletes take care to eat properly and to hydrate before, during and after workouts and competitions. In some situations, athletes gain an edge with prescribed use of safe supplements. Learn how elite athletes supercharge their performance by following scientifically-supported nutrition strategies.

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6 Strategies To Help Young Athletes Eat Better

Over the years, I've found that poor nutrition habits, often characterized by a failure to eat regularly, are one of the biggest barriers for kids in ...

Is Fruit Juice Actually Healthy?

Is fruit juice healthy? If you poll your average parent, feedback is varied. A 2012 study found that one-third of parents believed fruit juice was ...

These 5 Habits Will Help You Stop Eating so Much Added Sugar

Added sugar. There's little doubt you're eating too much of it. In a day and age when the average American consumes a staggering 88 grams of add...

Why RB David Johnson Lost a Scary Amount of Weight After Going Vegan

Going vegan isn't without risk, particularly for athletes who burn a monster amount of calories every day. Case in point? David Johnson. The Ari...

Are You Eating Enough? If You're a Teen Athlete, the Answer's Probably No

In a world where everyone has an opinion on nutrition, and consumers are constantly blasted with miraculous claims from supplement companies looking t...

How Wrestlers Can Cut Weight Without Losing Strength

Cutting weight is an unfortunate reality of amateur wrestling. Wrestlers bulk up and pack on as much strength and muscle as possible only to "cut" ...

Trying to Gain Weight? Here's What Your Meals Should Look Like

So you want to bulk up, huh? Gaining weight can be a great thing for an athlete, especially when it's done intelligently and responsibly. Gaining m...

Want to Be Great During Tournament Season? Avoid These 5 Nutrition Mistakes

Summer's finally here, and if you're a young athlete, that means you're going to be playing sports on the weekends. Those weekend doubleheaders and...

Do 5-Hour Energy Shots Actually Work?

5-Hour Energy isn't going away anytime soon. The company now generates roughly $1 billion in annual revenue thanks to the incredible popularity of ...

This Company Created the First Nutrition Bar Formulated Specifically for Youth Athletes

Youth sports are more hectic than ever. Simply getting kids to the never-ending parade of practices, games and tournaments on time can be a big cha...

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